14 September 2012 9:08 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American distribution rights for "The Brass Teapot," starring Juno Temple and Michael Angarano, following the film's debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The black comedy follows a broke newlywed couple who discover a magical teapot that rewards physical pain with cash. The film is the debut feature of commercial and music video director Ramaa Mosely. Darren Goldberg of Atlantic Pictures, Kirk Roos of Northern Lights and James Graves are producers. Here's a more extensive film description from the Tiff programming notes: Alice (Juno Temple) and John (Michael Angarano) are young, in love, and completely broke. While their more successful friends enjoy a life of luxury and comfort, the two struggle to pay the bills. Just as their financial troubles are reaching their peak, they get into a fender-bender in front of a roadside curiosity shop. Moved by an unseen force, Alice is drawn inside the shop towards. »


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